Association Bulletin – March 26, 2019

March 26, 2019 Admin 0

March 26, 2019

Brothers and Sisters,

If American Airlines wants to throw down their version of facts from two people who have never participated in a negotiating session, that’s their prerogative, we’ll throw down the real facts from those who were actually there.  

Fact: The Mediators assigned by the NMB were informed by the lead Company negotiator that he was not permitted to reach any agreement on the most important outstanding issues. In an attempt to break the logjam, the Mediators made an attempt to involve higher ranking Company executives to meet with our Executive negotiating team, including the … Read More...

IAM Informational Picketing in CLT- March 28, 2019

March 20, 2019 Admin 0

Informational Picketing will consist of 10 people maximum at the Charlotte airport terminal and unlimited number at the entrance to the airport on the corner of Wilkinson Blvd and Little Rock Rd.

Times will be 8 – 11 AM and 3 – 6 PM.

Please wear a red IAM shirt or a blue Association shirt.

Download/print the flyer for all the details. All volunteers needed!


Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – 03/12/2019

March 13, 2019 Admin 0


Negotiations continued the week of March 4, 2019, at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas.  Your Negotiation Committee started the week with continued work on open issues.  Extensive dialog took place with the Company regarding Article Seven (Overtime) with a focus on Customer Service Agent Overtime.

The scheduled upcoming session is April 15 -17, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.

Please go to our website –  and sign up for email updates to get the latest updates on negotiations.   Your continued support and solidarity is appreciated.


April Butler               Kenny Champagne        Carrie Lessley            Jessica Morris

Ian Scott-Anderman…

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – 03/06/2019

March 8, 2019 Admin 0


Negotiations continued at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas February 26 – 28, 2019. To date, Agreements in Principle have been reached on clarification language. This week discussions continued with the following Articles; Two (Scope of Agreement), Five (Classifications), Six (Hours of Service), Ten (Part -Time), Eleven (Filling of Vacancies), Twelve (Leaves of Absence), Seventeen (Safety and Health) and Twenty-Two (Holidays/Flexible Time Off). The team holds steadfast to the memberships proposals and surveys addressing quality of life issues.

We are currently scheduled to resume sessions March 5 – 8 and April 2 – 4 2019 in Dallas, Texas.

Please go …

3rd Annual Guide Dogs Charity Golf Tournament

February 22, 2019 Admin 0

Victory Lodge 1725, the Young Workers Committee and the Women’s/Human Rights Committee are excited to announce our 3rd Annual Guide Dogs Charity Golf Tournament.

When: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Where: Harry L. Jones Golf Course – Charlotte, NC

Please see the poster below for all the details and check out the Google Map below it for the location of the golf course.

We can’t wait to see you there!

NC STATE AFL-CIO Labor Legislative Conference

February 22, 2019 Maureen Kelly 0

I want to thank this membership for sending me as a delegate to the NC State AFL-CIO Legislative Conference in Raleigh on February 12th.

We spent the beginning of the day discussing topics as well as the process of lobbying the General Assembly. Next it was on to lobbying. One of the most important tasks we can do as Labor advocates is to lobby our elected officials. It is a necessary function for us to reach out and explain our issues, our agenda and to teach them the needs of labor and unions.

In order to have a useful discussion …

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – Feb 19th, 2019

February 20, 2019 Admin 0


This past week of February 12, 2019 discussions continued at Southwest Airlines Headquarters in Dallas, Texas.  These discussions led to an Agreement in Principal to Article Fifteen: Reduction in Force and the  Company responded to Article Two: Scope of Agreement.  Further exchange took place with Articles Seventeen: Safety and Health, Eighteen: General and Miscellaneous and Twenty-Two: Holidays and Flexible Time Off.  The Union also responded to Articles Five: Classifications, Seven: Overtime, Eleven: Filling of Vacancies and Twelve: Leaves of Absence. The week ended with further discussion focusing on mandatory overtime language. Your Negotiation Committee knows mandatory overtime causes quality … Read More...

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President’s Report – February 2019

February 15, 2019 Craig Vanderhoof 0


When you walked in today you may have noticed a different seating arrangement and thought, what the hell is he up to?  You thought right, the Executive board and I have noticed just like many of you have noticed that a division of the house is in front of us.  One way we have decided to deal with this is to remove the center isle that divided everyone.  The new seating arrangement is an example of how our group can be united and how we as members of Victory Lodge 1725 need to be.  We should be joined … Read More...

Call Today to Stop the Government Shutdown

January 25, 2019 Admin 0


Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Today, the Senate will vote on bill H.R. 268. If passed, this bill would allow the government to reopen while negotiations continue.

Lawmakers have the power and the responsibility to do what’s right. They need to bring 800,000 federal workers back to work and pay those who are working without pay.

That’s why I am urging IAM members to call their senators today and tell them to support H.R. 268 (Amendment #6), because federal workers, including thousands of IAM and NFFE-IAM members, absolutely cannot afford to be out of work any longer.

TAKE ACTION: Call